Monday, 20 June 2011

An Olympian actress

Patsy, Eddie and Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis and Ivana Trump

Happy 80th birthday today to the wonderful Olympia Dukakis!

One of my screen icons, I have of course blogged about my admiration of her before.

So, let's just sit back and admire the lady as she gives the almighty Cher a bloody good telling-off...

And she's not stopping yet!
Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis will host a benefit performance of American Conservatory Theater's world-premiere musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City on Friday, June 24 2011. The actress starred as Anna Madrigal in the PBS adaptation of Tales of the City.

Featuring a book by Jeff Whitty and a score by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters, the A.C.T. production is directed by Jason Moore, with choreography by Larry Keigwin. It is based on Maupin's popular series of newspaper columns and novels.

Dukakis most recently starred Off-Broadway in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Her many stage credits include Rose, Social Security, Vigil, and Elektra. She won the Academy Award for Moonstruck. She will also be one of the Grand Celebrity Marshals of this year's San Francisco Pride celebration.
An amazing woman...

Olympia Dukakis on IMDB

1 comment:

  1. She is such a wonderful actress - happy birthday!!!


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